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Disaster Risk Reduction
Building Communities' Resiliences in Lebanon

Local communities in Lebanon have been under pressure due to the instability of the political situation and the increased number of Syrian refugees since 2012

Commitee of Ghazzeh

Commitee of Ghazzeh

AFDC

In the last few years, local communities in Lebanon have been under pressure due to the instability of the Government from one hand and the increased number of Syrian refugees. As a result, there are increased problems in infrastructure, water, energy and water, security, solid waste management, health, education and other resources within the communities. All these factors together increase the vulnerability of local communities to face any kind of natural or manmade risks.

In cooperation with the Association for Forests, Development and Conservation - AFDC, a project was started in 2017 on "Building Communities’ Resiliencies" (see previous article). 

Final workshop in Ghazzeh

Final workshop in Ghazzeh

AFDC

Several training workshops were implemented for Stakeholders identified and committee members in the villages of Anjar and Ghazzeh about the concept of resilient communities and the processes and steps to develop local plans. The expected result was a final contingency plan per municipality, approved by the municipal council. The project reaches its final stage. Two workshops to develop the Resilient Plan were conducted in Anjar (July 19 - 20, 2018) and Ghazzeh (August 8 - 9, 2018). The local plan with all related information and database will be complied now in one final report and the printed plan will be disseminated to all concerned stakeholders. This report will include the SWOT analysis of the local community and will help the municipality to approach different donors and contributors to implement the whole plan.